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A11y Modal Web Component

A shareable, accessible, modal, powered by web components.



Run the following in your terminal:

cd my-app
npm install --save @pearson-ux/modal


Import the web component onto the page, inbetween the <head> tags

  <!-- Font stack -->
  <link href=",300i,400,400i,600,600i" rel="stylesheet">
   <!-- Polyfills -->
       <script type="text/javascript">
         if(/MSIE \d|Trident.*rv:/.test(navigator.userAgent)) {
           document.write('<script src=""><\/script>');
           document.write('<script src=""><\/script>');
         } else {
           document.write('<script src="^2/webcomponents-loader.js"><\/script>');
           document.write('<script src="^2/custom-elements-es5-adapter.js"><\/script>');
       <script src=""></script> 
  <!-- Web component script -->
  <script src="/path-to-pearson-modal/js/dist/pearson-modal.js" />

Important Notes:

  1. The Google Fonts link is necessary to ensure that the components render properly. You must include it, or be sure that Open Sans is loaded in your app some other way.
  2. The import path will be in the node_modules folder, which is usually held outside the application source. If you publish your application to a ./public or ./dist folder you will want to write a script to copy this dependency to a desired location.

To Use Add the <pearson-modal> </pearson-modal> tags to the page, passing in a triggerId, the unuque ID of the button you want to open the modal. You can add any content you like between the tags as normal HTML5 markup, and it will render in the body of the modal.

Important Note:

To maintain accessibility, the pearson-modal tag must be a sibling of your main content. The main content must be wrapped in an element with an ID of 'main'.

Example Code:

  <!-- The pearson-modal must be a sibling of an element with an id of `main` -->
  <main id="main">
    <section class="container">
      <button id="trigger-modal">Open Modal</button>
  <!-- The display:none is to prevent a FOUC in Firefox -->
  <pearson-modal triggerId="trigger-modal" style="display:none;">
    <p> Hello World </p>

To set the title and toggle action buttons, see the API below.


Attribute Type Default Description
triggerid String Required The unique ID of the button that opens the modal.
titletext String 'Modal Title'` The title of the modal.
footer Boolean false If set, shows the Success and Cancel buttons.
successbtntext String 'Save' The text to display in the Success button.
cancelbtntext String 'Cancel' The text to display in the Cancel button.
hidecancel Boolean false Hides the Cancel button completely
hidesuccess Boolean false Hides the Success/CTA button completely
elements Boolean false Sets the styling to the old version of elements

Example Code:

<!-- for accessibility, the must be adjacent to an element with an id of main -->
<main id="main">
  <section class="container">
    <button id="trigger-modal">Open Modal</button>
<!-- place modal before the end of the body and pass in the reference ID of the button that triggers the modal -->
  titleText="Basic Title"
  <p>Pass in any valid HTML tags as children of the modal.</p>
  <input type="text" />
  <button>Click Me</button>


The pearson-modal component emits two different events:

Event Description
success Will fire when the success button in the modal is pressed.
cancel Will fire when any button other than the success buton is pressed, or when the user closes the modal with the escape key.

Important Note:

For the purposes of event emission, the modal treats any button that is not the success button as a 'cancel' button. If you want your modal to emit a success event, you must show the footer and the success button. If the success button is independently hidden through the hideSuccess configuration, or if the footer is hidden by setting footer to false, it will prevent the emission of the success event completely.

Example Code:

// You can query a web component like any other element in JavaScript
const modal = document.querySelector('pearson-modal');
modal.addEventListener('success', () => {
  // Do something
modal.addEventListener('cancel', () => {
  // Do something


To use these web components in your react application do the following. First install the component.

npm  install --save @pearson-ux/modal

Import your component on the page you would like to use it on

import "@pearson-ux/modal";

Then use the markup in your JSX code. You can pass props in to available API attributes.

render () {
    return (


npm i @pearson-ux/modal

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